Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah's aides assassinated

KABUL (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two members of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's campaign team on Saturday night, officials said.

"I can confirm that armed men killed Dr Hamdard, who was to lead our election campaign team in Herat, along with another team member in Herat city this evening," Mr Sayed Fazel Sangcharaki, a spokesman for the candidate said, on the eve of official campaigning.

Mr Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a police spokesman in the western city of Herat, confirmed the incident.

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